Month: October 2019

10 months agoBurton Albion boss Clough on reaching Cup final: Let’s be realistic

first_imgBurton Albion boss Clough on reaching Cup final: Let’s be realisticby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurton Albion boss Nigel Clough is keen to keep expectations in-check after reaching the Carabao Cup semis.Clough guided League One’s Burton into the last four with victory over Middlesbrough. Jake Hesketh, on-loan from Southampton, scored the Burton winner.Asked if they could make the final, the manager said: “Highly unlikely, when you look at the teams that are left in.”That’s just being realistic. It’s highly, highly unlikely, to be in with the teams that are left in.”We are going to enjoy this one tonight for a couple of days before we got to Luton on Saturday for as hard a game as there will be this season, and then we are going to park it and look forward to it in the New Year whenever it is, the two-legger.”We didn’t even bother looking. We are going to enjoy this one, certainly.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoLeicester winger Gray understands fans’ jeers

first_imgLeicester winger Gray understands fans’ jeersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City winger Demarai Gray admits he understands the fans’ jeers after defeat to Cardiff City.Before Christmas there had been reports manager Claude Puel had lost the support of many of his players, but Gray said they were united.“Yes, of course [we understand],” said Gray. “But sometimes things don’t always go our way.“We’ve put in two fantastic results so we’re going to get moans and groans. We expect that, but it happens – it’s football and everyone is at different fitness and fatigue levels.“On the day we didn’t get the result. We stick together in the dressing room and fight our best every week for the fans. We’re together and we have to keep moving forward.“It is disappointing after dominating a game like that. We were on the back of two good results and I think we deserved another one today but lost it on the last kick of the game.“It hurts but we’ve got another game around the corner so we’ll try and turn it around. Things like that happen. It was a quality goal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd legend Cole tells Rashford: Choose!

first_imgMan Utd legend Cole tells Rashford: Choose!by Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Andrew Cole has told Marcus Rashford to settle on his best position.Rashford, who has scored three goals so far this season, has received a considerable amount of criticism for some of his recent performances. Cole told The Sun: “He doesn’t really enjoy it with his back to goal and he wants to pick it up and run at the defender.”He is a super talent but he has to decide now what he wants to be.”Does he want to be a goalscorer or does he want to play off the left or right?”He’s 21 so I’d like to believe he knows what his strongest position is.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

8 days agoCarlos Vela: I’m happy again with LAFC

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Carlos Vela: I’m happy again with LAFCby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarlos Vela has stated that he is happy with his present circumstances at Los Angeles FC.Vela was in a difficult place in his career when he came to Los Angeles, as he struggled for game time in his final season in Spain with Real Sociedad.But the past two MLS campaigns have seen him return to his best form, especially this season.It appears the 30-year-old is pleased with how the team is progressing as they look set to mount their playoff campaign.”I’m really happy, first of all, to be part of this team because it returned to me the happiness I was seeking. I maybe didn’t have as much excitement about playing like I have now, and after that I have to thank my teammates,” Vela told TUDN.”It’s an individual achievement, but it’s a full-team job. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to have all the goals I have or everything I was able to do.”I think it’s a success we’ve created because we started from nothing with this team, so I feel like I really participated in everything we’re getting. I’m thankful for everything that’s happening.” last_img read more

8 days agoValencia defender Gabriel Paulista open to playing for Spain

first_imgValencia defender Gabriel Paulista open to playing for Spainby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia centre-back Gabriel Paulista has opened the door to playing for Spain.Gabriel has never made an appearance for the Brazilian national team and, although his preference is to still represent the Selecao, he is open to playing for Spain.”If I don’t get any opportunities from Brazil, I’d open the door to playing for the Spanish national team,” Gabriel told Esporte Interativo.”If Spain gives me that opportunity, I’d accept it with a lot of respect.”I will continue to be Brazilian; if I take that decision [to represent Spain], everyone knows why.”I am playing really well and there’s not been a call from Brazil.”If the opportunity arises to play at the next Euros [for Spain], I will accept it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photos/Video: Ohio State Kicked Off Spring Practice Tuesday

first_imgOhio State spring ball poster.It’s been less than two months since Ohio State shocked the college football world by upending Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The Buckeyes are already back at it. Tuesday was the first day of spring practice for the squad, which will look to defend its title in 2015.Here are some notes, photos and clips from the event. It’s noted that quarterback Braxton Miller was able to do some light throwing, but that Cardale Jones was the only signal-caller able to participate fully. In the background of a few of the videos, you can see the National Champions 2014 banner hanging in the team’s practice facility.Braxton Miller off to the side at Ohio State spring practice throwing a little. Short stuff. Not throwing too hard.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) March 10, 2015Just got out of Ohio State’s first spring practice, where the QB saga continues. Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett, and Braxton Miller all dressed— Dave Briggs (@DBriggsBlade) March 10, 2015Interesting start of spring for Ohio State. Braxton Miller can run but not throw. JT Barrett can throw but not run. Cardale Jones full go.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) March 10, 2015pic.twitter.com/y7mJ06XXT4— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) March 10, 2015The CHAMPS are here! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/3S2IzDKHW2— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) March 10, 2015Safety Dance! Sophomore @TheVonnBell7 & the DBs run through drills on 1st day of spring practice. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/AD5O8UGEMS— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) March 10, 2015Defensive line coach @Osurushmen1 leads the #Buckeyes DL on the 1st day of spring practice. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/VUioZQZXAK— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) March 10, 2015The Buckeyes begin their title defense on September 7 against Virginia Tech.last_img read more

Video: OSU Football Players Had A Very Intense Dodgeball Match Yesterday

first_imgA dodgeball goes flying as the Ohio State football team plays dodgeball.Ohio State Football DodgeballOhio State held its Champions Club dinner yesterday, and the team took part in a slew of activities as well, including softball, cornhole and dodgeball. The dodgeball game got really intense, and the action was captured via a GoPro worn by defensive lineman Tommy Schutt. Schutt seems to be pretty good at the game. The Buckeyes may be all business on the field but they can still have fun together off of it.last_img

De Ligt: A move will not happen in January

first_imgMatthijs de Ligt insists he will not be leaving Ajax in the January transfer window as he looks to lead the club to an Eredivisie title this season.The 19-year-old defender is captain of the Dutch powerhouse, and his breakthrough with both club and the Netherlands national team has earned him some of the world’s biggest admirers.Clubs such as Barcelona, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have all been linked with the centre-half, who is widely expected to depart Ajax for a hefty fee when the time comes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, De Ligt  insists that move is not imminent and that he expects to stay with Ajax until at least the summer transfer window.”A move will not be happening this transfer window,” De Ligt told NOS about a potential January exit.”Ajax fans will not have to worry about that. We want to win the Eredivisie title and will need every player to get there.”De Ligt was recently recognised with the Golden Boy award, an accolade given to the most promising Under-21 player in Europe.He beat out the likes of Roma winger Justin Kluivert, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, AC Milan forward Patrick Cutrone and Real Madrid teenager Vinicius Junior to the most recent award.De Ligt is under contract with Ajax until 2021 and, despite the swirling rumours, insists that he is focused on helping the team get better for the title push as the club begin a winter training camp in Florida.”For example, residual defence,” De Ligt said, “that kind of thing is very important for our way of playing, which we will pay attention to this week.”Ajax currently sit second in the Eredivisie, two points behind leaders PSV at the midway point of the league season.De Ligt and Ajax return to league play on January 20 against Heerenveen, but first the club will play friendlies against Flamengo and Sao Paulo as part of their winter break.last_img read more

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Predicts This Team Will Be “Scary Good”

first_imgA photo of Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN.The 2018 college football season is approaching fast. Teams will be reporting to preseason camp in a couple of months. Opening weekend will be here soon.What teams are going to dominate this fall?Alabama will probably be one of them.The Crimson Tide return a lot from their national title squad in 2017. Kirk Herbstreit is certainly high on them.The ESPN college football analyst recently took in Alabama’s spring game. The Crimson Tide should be championship-level once again.Herbie says Alabama will be “scary good” in 2018.“Team is gonna be scary good again in ‘18,” Herbstreit tweeted in response to an Alabama fan.@Joey_Galloway @KirkHerbstreit I promise to never again talk bad about Joey and Kirk. They both did an awesome job in Tuscaloosa Saturday. Utmost respect for you guys. RTR— Joe from Red Bay, Al (@joetesseneer) April 23, 2018Thanks Joe. JG and I always love to be around @AlabamaFTBL The coaches and the players. Team is gonna be scary good again in ‘18. https://t.co/Z36UtSfYUi— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) April 23, 2018ESPN’s Football Power Index projections aren’t quite as high on Alabama – but they still like them a lot. It has the Crimson Tide going 10.8-1.8 and gives them a 37 percent chance to win the SEC.Nick Saban and Co. are set to open their season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Louisville. It will be played in primetime. Alabama is a big favorite.last_img read more

Florida Suspends 7 Players For The Gators’ Season Opener Tonight

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Florida’s football team will be a little short-handed when it makes its season debut against Charleston Southern this evening. The Gators have suspended several players in advance of the season opener.Dan Mullen announced prior to kickoff tonight that seven players have been suspended for the season-opening game.The players that are being suspended, according to Florida, are:#Gators Suspended: CeCe Jefferson, Kadarius Toney, Kyree Campbell, Luke Ancrum, Brian Edwards, Adarius Lemons and James Washington.— Florida Gator Content from… (@OurTwoBits) September 1, 2018The Florida players are being suspended for “not living up to the gator standard,” according to the school.Multiple reasons. I was simply told “not living up to the Gator standard”I’m sure that’s what Mullen will say after the game also. https://t.co/JRBKd17uGs— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) September 1, 2018Nick de la Torre has more details on the Florida suspensions:BREAKING: 7 #Gators suspended for the season opener against Charleston Southern. https://t.co/uhYgvXw4St— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) September 1, 2018Florida’s season opener tonight is the beginning of the Dan Mullen era in Gainesville, Fla. He’s certainly making some waves already.The Gators are set to open their season at 7:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more